Transmission Of A Laser Beam Through Anisotropic Scattering Media
Experimental and theoretical two-dimensional results are compared for laser beam transmission through a multiple scattering medium. An azimuthally symmetric He-Ne laser beam with a Gaussian radial distribution was incident normal to a scattering media consisting of double distilled water and uniform-sized spherical latex particles 0.481 μm in diameter. The transmitted radiation was measured as a function of optical radius from the beam and optical thickness of the scattering medium. It is shown that 1) anisotropic scattering experimental data correlates with scattering theory for optical thicknesses of 2.0-10.0 when effective optical properties are used and 2) changing the radius-to-depth ratio of the scattering media between 0.33 and 1 does not effect the transmission for the range of optical thicknesses mentioned above.
H. F. Nelson and B. V. Satish, "Transmission Of A Laser Beam Through Anisotropic Scattering Media," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 233 - 239, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jan 1987.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.2514/3.33
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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01 Jan 1987